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Full Title: International Conference of South Asian Languages & Literatures

Short Title: ICOSAL11
Location: Varanasi, India
Start Date: 23-Jan-2014 - 25-Jan-2014
Contact: Rajnath Bhat
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: International Conference of South Asian Languages and Literatures 11 (ICOSAL 11)
BHU, Varanasi, 23-25 January 2014

The 11th convocation of ICOSAL is scheduled to be held at BHU, Varanasi during 23-25 January 2014. ICOSAL10 was held in Moscow in July 2012. It was sponsored by ICCR, Moscow and Indian Embassy at Moscow.

ICOSAL is an international forum of scholars from across the globe that deliberates on various aspects of the languages of South Asia. The previous conferences have attracted a large number of senior and young Indian and foreign scholars to participate. Some of the prominent names among them include Colin Masica, Peter Hook, Hans H. Hock, K V Subbarao, A. R. Fatihi among others. Four of the ten conferences were hosted by the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University. Six conferences of ICOSAL have been held in India at Punjabi University, University of Hyderabad, Annamalai University, Osmania University, and Aligarh Muslim University. Banaras Hindu University is hosting the 11th conference.

The proceedings of the 1st ICOSAL have been edited by L. V. Khokholova and published under the title Vagabharati in 1998. The proceedings of the 5th ICOSAL have been edited by Colin Masica in 2007 under the title New Perspectives on South Asian Languages: Grammar & Semantics. The 8th ICOSAL proceedings, edited by A. R. Fatihi have appeared under the title Language vitality in South Asia. The proceedings of the 10th ICOSAL will appear soon under the joint editorship of Hans Henry Hock and Alice Davison.

The areas to be deliberated upon at the conference (ICOSAL 11) are as follows:

Phonology, morphology and syntax; semantics and pragmatics; applied linguistics; language technology; language pathology, historical linguistics, cultural and political history of South Asian languages; language endangerment and language policies; divergent development of South Asian languages; Sanskrit grammatical tradition; Tamil grammatical tradition; writing systems; emergence of new literary languages in SA; textual criticism and epistemology; theatre in South Asia; relevance of classical South Asian literatures in contemporary world.

Registration Fees:

1. General: INR 2500 or USD 50
2. Special: For research students of the Indian Varsities: INR 1000

Plenary Talk:

1. Pramod K. Pandey, JNU, New Delhi;
2. Panchanan Mohanty, UoH, Hyderabad.

Panel Discussion:

Convener: Umarani P. NEHU, Shillong 'Advances in Computational Linguistics'.

Chief Patron:

Prof. Lalji Singh, Vice-Chancellor, BHU


Prof. M N Rai, Dean, Faculty of Arts, BHU

Advisory Committee:

Prof. Boris A Zakharyn, Russia
Prof. Liudmila Khokhlova, Russia
Prof S.Serebriany, Russia, Russia
Prof. Peter E.dwin Hook, USA
Prof. Hans Henrich Hock, USA
Prof Tej K Bhatia, USA
Prof. Annie Montaut, France
Prof. KV Subbarao, Delhi
Prof. Omkar N Koul, Delhi
Prof. Awadesh K Mishra, Mysore
Prof. Ali R Fatihi, Aligarh

Organising Committee:

Prof Rajnath Bhat, BHU (Organising Secretary)
Dr Abhinav K Mishra, BHU (Joint Organising Secretary)
Dr Anil K Thakur, BHU (Joint Organising Secretary)
Dr MS Pandey, BHU (Associate Organiser)
Dr K Mishra, BHU (Associate Organiser)
Dr RB Mishra, BHU (Associate Organiser)
Dr Jai Shankar Jha, BHU (Associate Organiser)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.3389

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